I Bank holiday murder Jig-Saw Theme Weekends are returning to Rosslea Hall. Rhu, on Sat 2—Sun 3 May to conduct another murder enquiry in which you can play detective. The lines have been busy since the article in The List at the beginning Ofthe year, but places should still be available in this attractive hotel on the shores ofthe Gareloch. Details on 041 812 3762.
I Round the World with Campus Campus Travel has launched a leaﬂet about its various earth-circling routes which mostly fall within a price range of NOS—£1337; you suggest a route and they do the fine tuning. Call into Campus Travel, The Hub. llillhead Street, Glasgow (041 357 0608) or Nicolson Square, Edinburgh (031 668 3303).
I Cross-country ski bus For less than £20 (including ski hire) you can get a place on the Edinburgh Nordic Ski-Bus which will search out the best snow in Scotland and avoid the busy ski centres. Come the summer months. the bus is miraculously transformed into a
bike-bus. Details from Harry Hennikcr on031 229 6274.
I Transcotland holidays The 1992 series ofwalking and cycling holidays organised by Transcotland (featured in The List last year) begins in mid-April with week~long trips twice a month until September. Journeys include coast to coast, into the Highlands. alongthe Tweed and around the Western Isles. As well as group holidays. the organisation also structures independent walking and activity holidays. Details from Transcotland. 216 Newhaven Road. Edinburgh E116 40E. (031)552 8360.
I CTC Tours The Cyclists‘ Touring Club runs an international selection of bike holidays which are detailed in its brochure available by sending an A4 SAE to (TC. Cotterell House, 69 Meadrow. Godalming. Surrey GU7 31-18.
I Hon-competitive Cycling Forthcoming Audax Ecossc cycle rides include the Two Bridges Anniversary Ride starting from Linlithgow on Sun 5 Apr. the Kingdom of Fife
leaving Edinburgh on Sun 12 Apr. Border 300 starting from Edinburgh on Sat 9 May and Three Lochs leaving Dumbarton on Sun 17 May. All cyclists are welcome. There is a small participation fee and further details are available from Jim Brown. 50 Highﬁeld Crescent. Linlithgow. EH49 780 (0506 842665).
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IAre You Two... Together? A Gay and Lesbian Guide to Europe Lindsay Van Gelder and Pamela Robin Brandt (Virago £7.99) Deliberately choosing the destinations with particular gay and lesbian appeal. this is a lively. chatty and witty guide to travelling in Europe while causingthe minimum of consternation to potentially prejudiced locals. Whether its Brighton or Bavaria, the guide picks out the most liberal hotels, the best gay bars. organisations, magazines and bookshops in a highly entertaining anecdotal style. Any book with a chapter called The Sta!er Homos off/re Loire Valley can‘t be all bad.
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who might even be offered accommodation by their host, but it is obviously an invaluable source of
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‘Tourists are, by definition, uninvolved; travellers are involved. This book is, in a way, not for travellers because they don’t need it. It’s for that small percentage of tourists who are unhappy being tourists, to try to move them to being travellers.’ So says Jim Haynes, the man behind a radical new series of travel books entitled People To People. Haynes defines travellers as people who use their foreign visits as a learning experience and are keen to put something back into the community that has been their host. The series, which begins this month with Poland and Romania, eschews traditional descriptions oi sights to be seen and trips to be taken, preferring instead to follow a more personal route. Names, addresses, phone numbers and hobbies of over 1000 individuals living in the towns and cities oi the chosen country are listed in handy pocket-sized form. Each speaks at least one language other than their mothertongue and is keen to take time to meet visitors from the UK and show them around. The books’ format is particularly suitable for solo travellers,
.contacts for all travellers.
‘People list their passions,’ explains
Haynes, ‘so if you're going to a city like
Warsaw or Krakow, and you’re a chess player, you find someone in the book who’s the same, write to them ahead of time and maybe arrange a few games together. To have contacts is the difference between having a fairfime and having a great time.’
Haynes, an American living in Paris, is a familiar figure in Scotland. A driving force behind Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre and co-founder of the newspaper International Times and infamous ‘European Sexpaper’ Suck, he has travelled extensively in Eastern Europe, noting that, post-political reform, these people are crying out for
contact with the West. Further books on :
Czechoslovakia and Hungary are expected laterthis year, and members of the Tartan Army awaiting the away
leg of the World Cup qualifier in Estonia
next year may be interested to know that one on the Baltic Republics will be on the shelves before then.
People To People is published by Canongate Press, priced £4.95. Anyone wishing to be included in a possible book of UK contacts to be published for Eastern European travellers should contact Jim Haynes c/o Canongate Press, 14 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2H0.
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